How Myths influence and show about the Society

The Myth of the creation of the Salar de Uyuni was that Tunupa ( a mountain) was a beautiful young woman, who at the time of being forced to find a husband, she chose Kusko. They lived happy during several years. When Tunupa waited for a son, a woman called Kusuña appeared whom seduced Kusko. She cried and the milk of her breasts came together and fell to the floor and created the Salar. The myths of the creation of the Salar de Uyuni indicates the importance of nature and their habitat since the main characters are mountains. Also they personificate them to show their relationship with humans. Love of course is influenced in some matter. The culture there is very affected by the myths, since it is a very rural area it is still dependent on agriculture and still treat the environment with much care and respect since they have a strong belief in the "Pachamama" the mother of earth. She is the one that gives them their food and all the tools to survive because of that the myth and the reality of now a days are linked together. 

Salar Facts of how it was actually Formed

The Salar de Uyuni or Tunupa is southwest of Bolivia, in the city of Potosi. It is surrounded by the Bolivian Altiplano and Andes. This salt flat is established as the world's largest, with an area of ​​12,000 square kilometers, and is located at an altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level. 40,000 years ago, the area now occupied by the Salar de Uyuni was covered by the prehistoric Lake Minchin and salt has a depth ranging from 10 cm to 8 meters. The Salar is composed of lithium, boron, potassium, magnesium, borax, sodium sulphate and ulexite, is currently the largest lithium reserves in the world, is estimated to contain some 64 billion tons of salt and 25,000 currently extracted tonnes per year in the neighboring town of Colchani. Within this "sea of salt" you can find several islands with different characteristics, without embago, the best known is the Incahuasi Island, which in its area of ​​24 hectares

 The Laguna Colorada called this way by its high content of silt and pigments of some types of algae and mineral waters tones vary from brown to deep red. In this gap are bred South American flamingos, migratory birds in the thousands, the three species that inhabit this lake are: Andean flamingo, Chilean flamingo and flamingo James. The Laguna Verde, Salt water is a high Andean lake with an area of ​​5 square kilometers and is linked to the Laguna Blanca by a narrow strait, its emerald color is due to the high magnesium content. It is at the foot of the volcano Licancabur, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.

Geysers, release sulfur gases and hot springs of high pressure. the Valley of the Rocks, where nature puts on a show with dozens of rock formations eroded by the wind that can reach a height of 25 meters, archaeological sites and wildlife typical of this land of extreme height.